The PCC being referred to was MTH's. Their power trucks are a bit high for a modern LRV.
RMT hasn't made any trolleys yet (closest thing cataloged so far is the "Zip" electric MU). I think they have the tooling for the K-Line trolley though. If so, the power trucks for that model (despite the skinny body) have a low profile and small wheels (similar to the WBB 'Witt) that would be ideal for a light-rail vehicle. Anyone else trying to produce a modern LRV (other than maybe WBB) that didn't look like it needs a ladder to get into would have to tool a low-floor drivetrain from scratch.
(Trivia: The K-Line trolley is a dead ringer (aside from its squashed proportions) for the BRT 4573 at the Shoreline trolley museum).
Originally posted by Lee Carlson: And 4573, for many years, has been one of the most popular cars at the SHORE LINE TROLLEY MUSEUM.
Of course that's because it was slow enough that it couldn't be blocked to series-only operation like the other service cars (it's top speed was measured at 26MPH via GPS).
I believe New Orleans 850 is also a "full parallel" car, only because it only has two motors. Haven't had a chance to run it the full length of the line though--kind of moot right now with the far end of the line closed due to Irene-induced washouts.
If anyone would like to see these cars up close and personel, one of the tours being offered by the 2012 "O" Scale National Convention in New Jersey will be a shop tour and then a ride over the Hudson Bergen Light Rail system in one of the cars. See:www.2012oscalenational.comfor the details.
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